Rhodessa Jones Speaking Engagements
A series of lectures offered by Rhodessa Jones, has helped her forge a place as a major social-scientist of our time. Among the lectures Rhodessa offers are the following titles; Creative Survival, Creative Performance, Theater for the Twenty-First Century, and Women Saving Their Own Lives. Ms. Jones speaks to a variety of audiences on innumerable topics surrounding the culture of women and the arts as a healing process. Her public addresses are malleable to the needs of the presenter and audience.
Some of conferences that Ms. Jones gave lectures and keynote speeches include the 2005 Yari Yari International Women's Writers Conference at New York University, the Cabrillo College Women's Studies Conference and the Center Force Summit 2002 Conference, "Inside-Out: Fostering Healthy Outcomes for the Incarcerated and Their Families". In addition, Ms. Jones has lectured at the Getty Research Institute, Yale University, the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, the San Francisco Academy of Art, and the National Women's Theater Festival in Philadelphia.
Rhodessa Jones: A Woman for the 21st Century
(Lecture: 60 Minutes)
This lecture features Rhodessa Jones in excerpts from her award-winning performances: Big Butt Girls, Hard Headed Women, Deep In the Night, and Blues Stories: Black Erotica on Letting Go. The performance/ lecture explores our relationships, both public (political) and private (personal) and how our relationships have an impact on the greater community. This lecture examines the use of theater as a "healing tool" in order to begin the process of creating a dialogue where we can begin to examine the conditions which greatly affect our daily lives. i.e. racism, sexism, homophobia, addictions and fear. In her passionate, provocative oratory style, Ms. Jones will assess the process of art, creativity, and creative/cultural survival in the 21st century.
Ms. Jones has lectured at the Getty Research Institute, Yale University, the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, and the San Francisco Academy of Art.